Top 6 Libraries You Must Know As A React Developer 


React is a library that was made by Meta(Facebook), and it has become one of the most popular frameworks in the world.

This blog will cover some top libraries that are crucial for beginners to know when working with React. These libraries have gained popularity due to their performance, user interface and above all the momentum they have gained in the developer community.

The React Native community is rapidly growing with lots of new libraries being created all the time. This can be overwhelming especially as a beginner. So, to help you get started, here are the top 6 libraries you must know as a React Native Developer.

1] React Bootstrap

React Bootstrap library, which provides an integration of Bootstrap components into React. It allows for immediate access to a wider range of style attributes and interactive features offered by Bootstrap, as well as an end-to-end code experience.  It has all the components that Bootstrap has and it adds more components to enhance the user experience. It’s a very simple way to build a React app using Bootstrap.

npm install react-bootstrap bootstrap

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2] React Router

React Router is a popular library for the React framework. It is used for defining routes for your application. React Router is a lightweight library that implements the client-side routing solution for React. If you have developed a single-page application using React, you must have used React Router.

npm i -D react-router-dom

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3] Axios

The Axios library is a great way to use Web API. Axios provides a library that developers can use to create asynchronous requests using the built-in AJAX library.

Axios is a promise-based HTTP client for the browser and node.js. It was developed to make AJAX requests simpler and more standard. It is a very small library that does not depend on jQuery. Axios works in both the browser and in a node.js environment. It is created on top of the XMLHTTPRequest API and it is even possible to fall back on it if needed.

This library is very valuable to developers because they don’t have to spend a lot of time writing code from scratch to make an Ajax request. This can be helpful for both designers and developers who need to quickly produce interactive content.

npm install axios

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4] MUI Core (Material UI)

MUI Core is a set of React components implementing Google’s Material Design specification. It was created by the MUI Design System team and the goal was to make it as simple as possible for React developers to use the Material Design components. It also aims to be lightweight and it doesn’t depend on any stylesheet framework, design pattern, or philosophy.

It provides the components, styles, and tools that make it easy to build a consistent, attractive, and functional web and mobile UI. The library is built on top of React and takes advantage of the benefits of a component-based design.

npm i @material-ui/core

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5] React Hook Form

Forms are one of the most important fields in web development. The React Hook Form component provides a static form that is ready to be filled with input components.

The Form library provides a react hook to validate user input and also it provides a form builder and validation library. React Hook Form helps to simplify the process of creating forms. This library is built on top of React Hooks and is a re-implementation of the Formik library.

Get Started | React Hook Form - Simple React forms validation

npm i react-hook-form

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6] React Redux

React Redux is a Redux implementation written in the ReactJS library. It is used for crafting single-page applications (SPA) and is a simple yet powerful library.

Redux is a predictable state container for JavaScript apps. It helps you write applications that behave consistently, run in different environments (client, server, and native), and are easy to test. On top of that, it provides a great developer experience, such as live code editing combined with a time-traveling debugger.

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npm install redux

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Nowadays, the React library is being used by millions of people and organizations. It is also one of the most popular libraries for creating front-end solutions. One of the reasons for React’s popularity is that it is based on the JavaScript library, which is used for developing websites and web applications. Moreover, it is a cross-platform library, which means that it can be used for the development of web applications for different types of browsers and operating systems. Along with the popularity, there are various libraries for React, which are also very popular. We have made a list of the top 6 libraries that you must know as a React developer.

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